Shadow Box Part 3

By Darlene Sabo
on January 09, 2021

Shadow Box Part 3

I did a bit more work on my shadow box. I decided not to do a blanket stitch on the edge, but a vey close overcast stitch instead. I added a few French knots along the stem. Now I will cover the box with this paper you see here...but not today.

Shadow Box Part 2

By Darlene Sabo
on January 04, 2021

Shadow Box Part 2

I used tape so I would stay within boundary....I've learned this from past mistakes. This was the only tape I had on hand...it worked. For the grass on the bottom, I gathered the wool, then pinned in place and stitched it down with regular sewing thread. I decided to leave the gathering in. I embroidered simple straight lines...kind of like grass. In my next photo you'll see that I changed the beads...3 smaller ones on the heart and one on the small flower. I will be adding French knots along/on the stem. 

A Shadow Box

By Darlene Sabo
on January 04, 2021

A Shadow Box

Kicking around a idea for a new shadow box. Right now I'm in the collecting stage...beads, threads, colors. I've purchased the paper I will cover the boxes with...has sweet little birds all over. I've made the taffeta hearts. This was the time I used the Clover yo-yo heart maker and it does work. I will stamp a word, to be determined, onto the twill tape, but I think I'll tea dye it first. The background fabric is a primitive white which has little flecks of darkness in it. I want the piece to look old.

Needle-Book Completed

By Darlene Sabo
on December 09, 2020

Needle-Book Completed

I completed this vintage looking needle-book which is now available as a kit. This is a limited edition. You can find one here:

olympicwoolworks.com/products/vintage-needle-book-4-a-wool-applique-kit

Large Needle-Book; A Wool Applique Kit

By Darlene Sabo
on May 13, 2019

Large Needle-Book; A Wool Applique Kit

My thread arrived from The Rusty Crow and I was able to complete 10 kits of my Needle-Book pattern. Everything is included: felted wool, threads, trims and detailed instructions with an embroidery page of the stitches used. The finished size is 4"x 6", not too big, just larger than my previous needle-book design. It is now listed in our shop, so take a look.

Also I will have plenty available for sale at the upcoming quilt show: North Idaho Quilters Quilt Show on June 14 & 15, located at Kootenai Count Fairgrounds, 4056 N Government Way in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Hope to see some of you there!

Wool Appliqued Needle-book

By Darlene Sabo
on April 18, 2019

Wool Appliqued Needle-book

Working on a new wool applique needle-book which I will offer as a kit very soon.

Read more »

FOREST DOLL; in Wool Appliqué

By Darlene Sabo
on March 22, 2019

FOREST DOLL; in Wool Appliqué

I'm proud to announce that my Forest doll is featured in the Spring issue of Simply Vintage magazine.This is a wonderful magazine that selects handcrafts made by folks all over the world. I just love this diversity and each issue is so inspiring.

My doll is wool appliqué and the pattern is free in this issue or one can purchase the more detailed version in our shop. A kit is also available which includes all the hand dyed wool needed to complete one doll. 

WHISKERS, Wool Applique Pattern

By Darlene Sabo
on January 02, 2019

WHISKERS, Wool Applique Pattern

WHISKERS is now available in our shop; as a pattern and as a kit with our beautiful hand dyed wool.

Read more »

What's Cookin'? Delicious Hand-dyed Wool

By Darlene Sabo
on September 21, 2017

Darlene Sabo Dyeing Wool

Greetings!

We recently moved our blog from "blogger" to our new website olympicwoolworks.com, which has been a long time coming. We're excited about this change, especially having our blog and shop under the same roof.  Olympic Wool Works has been on Etsy for the past 5 years and that shop remains open for business. We've received many positive reviews for our product and services on Etsy. Check it out. Please browse around this site while you're here and let us know what you think. Needless to say, the website is an infant and has lots of room for growth, development, and expansion. We were anxious to get up and running so we begin with a very basic site.

I'll post updates for events, shows, classes, and wool group activities at local quilt shops, that I participate in.


We thank you for your support over the last 5 years on Etsy and Blogger. We truly appreciate it!

Post-dyeing handiwork.


 

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Read more »